MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Martinsburg Mayor George Karos, five members of the city council and a resident of Ward I submitted candidacy papers Friday for the June 10 municipal election, City Recorder Sharon A. Flick said.
Friday was the first day that candidates could file for the election. Those who want to enter the election have until midnight Feb. 28 to submit filing fees, required petitions and certificates of announcement, Flick said.
Karos, 76, announced last summer that he would seek another four-year term as mayor. Karos first was elected in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004. Karos served on the city council for about 25 years, according to state records.
The five incumbent council members who filed Friday were:
· Gregg Wachtel, 54, who is a councilman at-large
· Dennis Etherington, 57, who represents Ward I
· Richard Yauger, 75, who represents Ward II
· Max Parkinson, 73, who represents Ward III